Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

Ranked No.10 – 2023/2024

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) have ranked in the top 10 for the first time on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Index, positioning at number 10, making them the highest-ranking NHS Trust on the list.

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is the lead provider of healthcare for people with serious mental illness, learning disabilities and autism across Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They employ 5000 staff across 2,200 square miles who deliver services from 90 locations.

Dominic Hardisty, its Chief Executive, said: “Our vision for High Quality, Compassionate Care means we are committed to being a Great Place to Work for all our staff. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are vital elements to achieve this. Our patients, their families and carers have the right to be treated fairly and be involved in decisions about treatment and care, without being discriminated against on any grounds. Our staff have the right to be treated fairly in all aspects of their work, from their recruitment, career progression and during interactions with each other. They can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued, equality of opportunity is promoted and where there are strong anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practices. My personal commitment remains clear – to create a workplace where people feel they belong to the organisation without having to compromise their sense of identity, without having to experience discrimination, and with having an equal opportunity to develop and to feel included and valued for the diversity individuals bring to AWP.”